Posts Tagged ‘The Blind Eyes’

Whoever said pop music has no substance?

Friday, October 8th, 2010


When I finally heard the Blind Eyes record “Modernity” a few weeks ago, I was bowled over by one song. It was what I would call a truly catchy song, a.k.a. I was already singing along midway through the first chorus. The song had a somewhat cryptic title, and I didn’t really understand what the lyrics meant, but I didn’t care at all. It was just a really good rockin’ pop song called “Brasil, 1957.”

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Upon further research at BeltSTL.com, I discovered that the title and lyrics reference the architecture and 1957 construction of Brasilia, the capital of Brasil. This city has some awesome futuristic buildings and the entire city was actually laid out in the shape of an airplane. How cool is that?

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I guess the first moral of the story is that it’s ok to like songs on multiple levels. The second moral is that the Blind Eyes are a really awesome band located right here in St. Louis, MO. And they are not playing your average pop song.

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Listen to “Brasil, 1957″ here and check out BeltSTL as a thank you for hosting the file.

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If you are in a St. Louis band and would like your cd considered for airplay and a review, email local@kwur.com.

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